Food Safety

Food safety training programs accommodate plain sect needs

Technology has changed the way we communicate and learn. Computers, video conferencing and online courses are just a few of the tools educators commonly use to impart knowledge. But what if you normally use technology... more »

New regulatory inspection guide brings resources to ag operators

Do you know your rights and responsibilities when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows up to conduct a regulatory inspection at your food facility or farm? New resources – including a June 8 webinar... more »

Personnel added to Produce Safety Network, part of FSMA

When the Produce Safety Rule became final in November 2015 as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA began the process of building the Produce Safety Network (PSN) to support the efforts... more »

Disaster assistance available for storms, floods

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses that were affected by the recent severe storms and flooding that USDA has several programs that provide assistance before, during and after disasters. ... more »

How much on-farm food safety documentation is enough?

A big reason to have a food safety plan is to provide a proof of commitment to food safety on the farm. So when an auditor or inspector asks that something be documented, the follow-up... more »

National Organic Program posts fraudulent organic certificates

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service National Organic Program (NOP) is alerting the organic trade about the presence of fraudulent organic certificates. Fraudulent organic certificates listing the following businesses are in use and have been reported... more »

USDA to update GAP Harmonized Food Safety Standards

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is updating the Produce Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Harmonized Food Safety Standards for field operations, harvesting and post-harvest operations. The changes will align the USDA food safety audit checklists... more »

United Fresh releases recall resource guide

The United Fresh Produce Association has published the Recall Resource Guide to help the produce industry prepare for potential recall events as part of the association’s Recall Ready suite of services. The new resource provides... more »


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